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Inquirer Events: Influencers of Healthcare

Aug 15, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Crystal Tea Room, Philadelphia, PA

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Event Summary



Crystal Tea Room

100 E. Penn Square
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Event Details

Join the Philadelphia Inquirer for a celebration honoring Philadelphia's leading healthcare professionals who go above and beyond to improve the collective health of our city and strive to make a difference in their patients' lives.

When: Thursday, August 15
Where: Crystal Tea Room, Wanamaker Building
100 E. Penn Square, Philadelphia, PA 19107

11:00 a.m. Registration Open/ Networking Reception
12:00 p.m. Welcome remarks by Terry Egger, Publisher & CEO, The Philadelphia Inquirer
12:15 p.m. Lunch served
12:35 p.m. Panel Discussion led by Kelly O'Shea, Deputy Health and Science Editor The Philadelphia Inquirer
1:20 p.m.   Awards Program
1:55 p.m.   Closing Remarks
2:00 p.m.   Program Concludes

Panel Moderator: Kelly O'Shea, Deputy Health and Science Editor, The Philadelphia Inquirer
Panel Topic: The future of healthcare through the influence of millennial consumer behaviors.

Panelist: Lee A. Fleisher, MD, Robert D. Dripps Professor and Chair of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Lee's research focuses on perioperative cardiovascular risk assessment and reduction, culture of healthcare centers,  health policy, decision making and measurement of quality of care and has received numerous federal, industry and foundation grants related to these subjects and has published 160+ original articles, over 200 editorials, reviews and book chapters, and 9 books.

Panelist: Anuj Shah, MD, Physician Resident, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals
Anuj is currently in his final year of training in Emergency Medicine. In 2016, Dr. Stephen Klasko, CEO of Jefferson Health, selected Anuj to serve on the editorial board of Healthcare Transformation, a peer-reviewed open access journal that delivers foremost research in re-imagining healthcare delivery, technology and innovation. In addition, Anuj has published peer-reviewed research articles and book chapters on a variety of topics including quality assurance in telehealth, design thinking in medicine, and emotional intelligence in physician residents. 

Panelist: Brian Sweeney, RN, MBA, FACHE, Chief Operating Officer, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals
Brian is responsible for divisional operations across the continuum of care which includes three acute care hospitals, a 700-employed physician multi-specialty practice, and ancillary businesses generating billions in annual net revenue. He is proficient in the use of change management methodologies and is a regular speaker at national industry conferences

Panelist: Mark Switaj, Founder and CEO, Roundtrip Health
Before founding Roundtrip in 2016, Mark was the Chief Operating Officer of EmCare North Division, a clinician practice management group serving more than 1,000 affiliated clinicians and 150 facilities. Mark began his career as an EMT with American Medical Response (AMR), the nation’s largest ambulance company, before eventually leading AMR’s North Region Business Development department.

Tickets: (Plus processing fees):
Individual event ticket: $95
Tickets include networking sit-down lunch / open seating 

Want to come as a group and sit together, purchase a table! 

Premium Seating Packages (Plus processing fees):

Executive Table: $5,500

  • Half-page, black & white advertisement alongside winner profiles in Sunday Inquirer (color upgrade available)
  • Reserved table of 10 guests in a premium location
  • Company logo on event signage, power point presentation

 Corporate Table: $3,500

  • Quarter-page, black & white advertisement alongside winner profiles in Sunday Inquirer (color upgrade available)
  • Reserved half table for 5 guests in a premium location
  • Company name on event signage, power point presentation

Supporter Seating: $2,500

  • Eighth-page, black & white advertisement alongside winner profiles in a Sunday Inquirer (color upgrade available)
  • Reserved seating for 3 guests 
  • Company name on event signage, power point presentation

Event Questions? Contact Angelica Irizarry at
Sponsorship Opportunities Available: Contact Ron Maver at